Planet of the Grapes Leadenhall

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Its name may be a puerile pun, but this dive bar and off-sales shop stocks some of the planet’s best wine: as do its Bow Lane sibling. Knowledgeable staff will advise on over 500 vintages. Paying retail price plus corkage of £10 per bottle pushes red-letter-day French reds, classy New World whites and special-occasion fizz towards everyday drinking territory – although witty artworks of notorious imbibers caution against a second bottle of irresistible Côte de Beaune. The by-the-glass selection has top-notch Rioja, Grüner Veltliner and claret at £9 per 250ml glass, and Champagne at £8. For lunch, Anglo-Med main courses cost from £14. Order the daily special – confit rabbit leg, aubergine, cauliflower and prunes, say – or snap-up the four-for-£30 tapas deal that also appears on the truncated evening menu.

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Planet of the Grapes Leadenhall

9-10 Bull's Head Passage ,London EC3V 1LU

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Dec 2015

Lets start with the fact that I love this place, or I did. Not sure if there has been a change of management but the service and friendly atmosphere you used to enjoy is sadly missing. I turned up this week to meet a friend, we entered at 12.15 to the most unwelcome welcome I have ever received, we asked questions about wines and were greeted with a don't really know response. This theme continued throughout our stay. In the end we ended up laughing about it as the service was so awful. What...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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Planet of the Grapes Leadenhall

9-10 Bull's Head Passage ,London EC3V 1LU

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Jan 2012

In the midst of the hussle of bustle of the busy city, I found this little wine bar hidden in a little alley by Leadenhall Market. Even though it is small and always seemed to be fully booked, it is warm, comfy and has a very friendly atmosphere. Wooden chairs table and bar, classy and old fashioned. A very good crowd and the staffs in POGT are very friendly, always ready to assist you with any queries you have. Excellent service! This is one of my favourite wine bars. I visit this bar a couple...

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TheHungryBea T.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 7

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Planet of the Grapes Leadenhall

9-10 Bull's Head Passage ,London EC3V 1LU

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Aug 2011

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Stuck down a dodgy side passage in the otherwise pretty Leadenhall Street Market, Planet of the Grapes isn't an obvious spot for a top notch wine bar. But that is exactly what it is. Not some '80s, Del Boy and Rodney joint, but a place to buy great quality wine, at stupidly reasonable prices. There seem to be two sort of wine bar in the City: the “old school” Balls Brothers, El Vino, Davy's style, and the new, lighter, style, with the emphasis on seriously good wine, at seriously good prices (like...

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Richard E.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 10

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